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How to get people calling you everyday (for business!)

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One of the best returns you can see from your website is when you have calls and email inquiries everyday asking more about your services. I will be sharing three simple but yet powerful email marketing tips on how you can get get more businesses from your existing network. In my short presentation this Thursday, you will learn: How to get more people responding to your emails. How to always remember to follow up with your prospects / clients! How to maximize your emails signatures and get more people to click on your website! My presentation details are: Date/Time: 18 Oct 2012 (Thursday) / 7.30am to 9.30am Venue: Bambu Restaurant, 1 Raffles Place, #B1-1E/F, One Raffles Place Visitor Meeting Fee: $15 To register, please contact me using this form and I will reserve a seat for you! P.S. I will also introduce you to my trusted business friends on that day, remember to bring your name cards...

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Launch of BNI Achievers Chapter in Singapore

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Following Prestige chapter launch last year, I am happy to announce the launch of BNI Achievers chapter just few weeks ago! This is the first BNI chapter that I mentor closely and I must say that it is truly rewarding seeing this chapter from the beginning. With the founding members’ determination and belief, we have successfully launched the chapter on the 29 Mar 2011! The following are the Founding members: President – Nazir (Professional Copywriting Services) Vice President – Jorine (Financial Advisory) Secretary / Treasurer – Cindy (Physiotherapist) Education Coordinator – Eunice (Business Consultant) Membership Committee – Georgene (Financial Advisory) and Peter (Health and Wellness) Visitors Host – Rina (Alkaline Water and Purification System) and Seow Wei (Accountancy Services) Event Coordinator – James (Gold Investment) Darrell – Buildings Energy Savings Consultancy Ken – Real Estate Professional Ranald – Pre-Development Land Investment Po Na – Web Design and Development The following are some photos capturing the moments of the day!         Thank you everyone for your hard work! With this post, I would also like to invite you to visit Achievers and get to know these group of energetic professionals. They meet every Tuesday, 7.30am at Upper Crust cafe, OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place, #B1-02C. If you are keen to join or start a BNI chapter in Singapore, you can contact me and I would be glad to assist you. Have a great...

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A Post For Networkers

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If you know me personally, you may know that I pass along a lot of books to my circle of friends and business associates. The funny thing is that the more books I pass to my friends, the more books I receive! Before I continue, I just want to thank Chow Boon, for giving me a copy of the book – Masters of Networking, This book is a collection of many popular networking related articles by some of the famous Authors around the world like Mark Victor Hansen, Bill Gates, Jay Conrad Levinson, Bob Burg and many more! I strongly encourage everyone to read this book especially if you are finding a book about networking. This book is a great resource as it sums up most materials out there =) I am happy to read Chow Boon’s article in this book as well when I received it =) From Chow Boon’s article, you will realise that how important it is to be involved in a structured networking event to generate business activities. One of my favorite sections is the Discovering Your Networking Style, written by Lilian D. Bjorseth. I found out from this section that I am actually a Supportive Networker! This section comes with some easy-to-do assessment that you can learn more about your networking styles =) My other favorite section is the Top 10 Networking Traits by Elizabeth L. Misner and Ivan R. Misner. You may be surprised that the top five most important characteristics are: Follow up on referrals Positive attitude Enthusiastic Trustworthy Good listener I have also managed to pull out a YouTube video featuring Dr. Ivan Misner (Founder of BNI) elaborating on the top ten traits. Enjoy the video! And thanks to Chow Boon again for the...

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Launch of BNI Prestige Chapter in Singapore!

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I am really happy to be involved in the process of helping to launch BNI Prestige Chapter for the past few months! The kick-off day was held on the 06 Oct 2010 and the event was filled with excitement and joy! The chapter launched with a turn-out of more than 40 members and visitors on Wednesday, with each and everyone of the members busy playing their roles to support the event. That moment affirms me the importance of training and how BNI has helped hundreds or thousands of Professionals worldwide! I have to say that this will not happen without the initiative of the few core members who step up to approach the Executive Director, Ms Ong Kuan Kuan. We are honored to have the National Director, Mr Mervin Yeo with us sharing his insights with the members and visitors on the big day! As what Mervin has mentioned, each of the BNI members are active sales persons for one another. There are reasons why BNI has been around for 25 years and passing more than $2 Billion sales in the year of 2009! You can view more pictures over here at BNI Huios site. Prestige Chapter now meets at Singapore Management University (Wild Pot Cafe) every Wednesday at 7.30am. You can let me know if you are interested to attend and I will send you the President’s contact number. I would also want to use this opportunity to call upon professionals who lives in Singapore currently and wants to leverage BNI this proven platform to grow your business. I am starting a new chapter called BNI Achievers and I welcome you to contact me if you want to know more about BNI. LOCK JIN...

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Getting Rich In Any Economy!

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I strongly believe that in any economy, there are bound to be new riches. I can still remember the teachings from my EAP Mentors that in fact, it is during these downturn where more millionaires were made! Mindset is definitely the most important thing to change in order to achieve success rather than waiting for the economy to change for us! However, changing our mindset is not an easy task unless we have specific techniques to help us do so. I would like to introduce someone who I know personally and have totally changed my mindset in sales. I met Jennifer Goh and Damian (SalesPartners Franchisee) through BNI and it is from their sharing that I have came to realize the importance of sales and how sales is happening in our everyday lives regardless of our profession. Damian and Jennifer holds regular seminars and events to educate people who wish to achieve greater success through closing more sales. One very important technique that I learnt from them is how to handle rejections like “Your service / product is too expensive.” I start to see a shift in my mindset when I begin to practice the techniques that they teach over time. I also came to realize that the little voices in our mind is the main obstacles when we are about to achieve greatness. It is not easy to overcome our little voice especially when fear and doubt sets in. Hence, I believe in managing our little voices is the very first thing everyone must do to change for the better =) To sum up, I really must thank Jennifer and Damian for taking up the challenge to make the world a better place by empowering Entrepreneurs and helping them to conquer their fears. It is my pleasure to write something about these wonderful Mentors of mine who have changed my live and improve my business as a result of their sharing. You can go to their website at SalesNBizMastery.com for their latest events or products. Like what Jennifer always say in our BNI meeting, SalesPartners make Entrepreneurs rich in any...

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Meet My Trusted Business Partner – Bernard Tham from BizAct

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It is usual practice for BNI members to meet in the morning every week 7.30am for business networking and referrals. I was at Secret Recipe (CPF Building) this morning with my inner circle of business associates and week after week they have been supporting me and hence, I think I should at least mention who are my closet business associates in this blog and I believe you may need their services as well in time to come. To start off, I would like to introduce Bernard Tham to you in this post =) I am fortunate to meet Bernard last year when he joined our BNI Chapter (Harvest) focusing in providing accounting services. If you are in business, you will understand the time taken to do up your company accounts. And most of the time, you would agree with me that you rather spend that amount of time elsewhere doing some other income generating activities. Bernard also helps you to detox your company financial by tidying up the accounts which is a not-so-easy task when the business is at least several years old. Besides accounting services, Bernard also helps your company in taxation like tax compliance, corporate tax returns filing and GST compliance. In addition Bernard also provides corporate secretarial services i.e assistance in the establishment of new entities and ensure compliance matters in relation to the Companies Act are managed. As I talk to Bernard every week, I feel that it is very important for every individual business owner to focus on the marketing and the development of the business rather than accounting. Hence, I see value in outsourcing business accounting needs to experts like Bernard. This is not an advertisement post as I know Bernard both as a friend and close business associate. I feel that worthy services should not be kept within a network but should actually help to spread the words out. So if you are looking to outsource your company accounting needs or simply want to tidy up your accounts, I would personally recommend Bernard’s company – BizAct. You can contact Bernard at 6396 8343 or visit their website – BizAct for more...

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